Salmon Jam kicks off July 11 in Cordova

The Copper River Salmon Jam planning committee announced that this year’s Salmon Jam events in Cordova will begin on July 11, spread out around town, with live music scheduled on the evenings of July 15 and 16 at Mt. Eyak Ski Area. Cordova Arts & Pageants will host local musicians on the Salmon Jam stage, along with this year’s headliner, alt rock, avant-garde Alaska band, Zen Trembles.

Summer BBQ, camps, fireworks, Salmon Jam and more

4H Music Camps will run July 11-15. Students 9-18 can sign up for an all-day Bluegrass Camp. The Hawaiian Camp for ages 6-8 is full but there is a waiting list. That and more important dates and activities for your summer calendar in this week's Around Town.

Chamber event united Cordova businesses, artisans and makers

The Cordova Chamber of Commerce hosted an event at Hartney Bay on Saturday, May 28, open to all ocean-based businesses. Cathy Renfeldt, the executive directive of the Cordova Chamber of Commerce, admits “it’s a really broad term” and most businesses in Cordova fall under that category. However, the Chamber wants opportunities for businesses to collaborate with one another, so the inclusive category serves a purpose.

Opening reception, training opportunity, The Catch

The Copper River Gallery and Cordova Arts & Pageants presents COVID “Artist Relief” Grants Recipients Exhibit. Cordova Volunteer Fire Department is offering Community Emergency Response Team Training. The deadline for submissions to The Catch is June 15. Find out details and more important dates coming up in Cordova in this week's Around Town.

Cordova Chronicles: A Day to Remember

At 8 a.m. on Memorial Day, over 30 Cordovans gathered at the local cemetery in early morning sunshine to watch the stars and stripes hoisted to half-mast in honor of those who have given their lives while serving in our armed forces.

Around Town: Business networking, PWSSC ribbon cutting, summer camps

A business networking event hosted by the Alaska Chamber will be 4:30-6 p.m., Friday, June 3, at the Reluctant Fisherman Inn. The event is part of the Alaska Chamber’s annual Community Outreach Trip.

Prince William Sound College announces new site coordinator

On Tuesday, May 24, the Prince William Sound College announced Alyssa Kleissler will be the new Cordova Extension Site Coordinator, a position held by Susan Harding for 21 years until her retirement. The director of PWSC, Dan O’Connor, made the announcement and thanked Harding for her contributions, “After 21 years of commitment to Cordova, we’re so thankful to you.”

Around Town: Ocean Based Business networking, Fisher Poets and Copper River...

Summer vacation kicks off with Memorial Day weekend, summer meals, kids summer reading program, Copper River Nouveau festivities and much more coming up in Cordova. Find all the details in this week's Around Town.

Cordova Chronicles: Fishing permitted

Another commercial fishing season is here, and the race is on to get those potentially lucrative “marker" sets. Back in the good old days, a series of signs designating where fishing was prohibited were placed on posts across the Copper River Flats or typically nailed to trees near various streams and bays on Prince William Sound.

Around Town: Open mic night, CHS graduation, Beach Meet & Greet

Calling all direct marketers, oyster farmers, fishermen, kelp farmers, ocean-based businesses and ocean artists and makers, join the Cordova Chamber of Commerce from 6 to 9 p.m. on May 28 at Harney Bay beach fire pit. Bring something that showcases your work, whether it be your catch, artistry or other ocean-based work. That and more in this week's Around Town roundup of events coming up in Cordova.

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LAW & ORDER: June 27-July 3

The following is a summary of incidences that occurred or were reported to the Cordova Police Department June 27 through July 3, 2022. Defendant(s) are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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